Friday, November 18, 2016

FANTASTIC FRIDAY: Fablehaven Book of Imagination by Brandon Mull


ABOUT THE BOOK

Fablehaven has sold more than 3.5 million copies and readers made The Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven, the first visual discovery and definitive guide to all the mythical creatures of Brandon Mull's wildly brilliant imagination, a bestseller in Fall 15. Now it's the READER'S turn to tap into your imagination in the very first interactive guide to Fablehaven!

Tuck this journal into your backpack, tote it along and use it as a fun activity book for all things Fablehaven and to reflect on the mythical creature metaphors found in the series.

Examples:
  • If you owned your own invisibility glove like Seth, how would you use it today?
  • Learn how to draw a dragon’s head with step-by-step instructions.
  • You have found the legendary Totem Wall. Choose a face to speak with. What question would you ask?
  • Within the pages of this book are secret codes what will help the reader discover a secret message from Brandon Mull about Dragonwatch, the sequel to Fablehaven.
  • Dragons can create paralyzing fear. Imagine your hands and arms were literally paralyzed from encountering a dragon, but you still needed to write a message. Use your feet or mouth to write a note on the page.
  • Create your own art: draw your own magical preserve. Include your home, landmarks, trees, trails, areas to avoid. Where is it located? What is it called?
  • Draw your family pet as if it were a guardian to a hidden, ancient artifact. What special power does your pet have to protect the treasure it is guarding?
  • Fans will also find coloring book pages, mazes, scavenger hunts, and instructions for origami creatues of Fablehaven characters like Raxtus!
VIDEO--How to make Wizard Slime by Sadie Mull, daughter of the author



REVIEW

Fablehaven is one of my favorite fantasy series and as such I was eager to take a look at this activity book related to the series.  The book does not disappoint.  The book is full of secret codes, recipes to try out, and your own preserve to create.  Readers who enjoy interactive books that inspire imaginative play are bound to enjoy this book.  Writing, drawing, coloring, designing, and word games punctuate this fun book.  Hours of creative enjoyment are contained in this book.  The sheer variety of different activities and games makes this a great book for both individual and group activities.  One could even use the book to set up a Fablehaven party to celebrate the series or the upcoming sequel series that comes out in March 2017.  If you have a Fablehaven lover in your house, this book is a must.

(Note: see the video above for an example of one of the activities).



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